English Synonyms and Antonyms
Allot, originally to assign by lot, applies to the giving of a definite thing to a certain person. A portion or extent of time is allotted; as, I expect to live out my allotted time. A definite period is appointed; as, the audience assembled at the appointed hour. Allot may also refer to space; as, to allot a plot of ground for a cemetery; but we now oftener use select, set apart, or assign. Allot is not now used of persons. Appoint may be used of time, space, or person; as, the appointed day; the appointed place; an officer was appointed to this station. Destine may also refer to time, place, or person, but it always has reference to what is considerably in the future; a man appoints to meet his friend in five minutes; he destines his son to follow his own profession. Assign is rarely used of time, but rather of places, persons, or things. We assign a work to be done and assign a man to do it, who, if he fails, must assign a reason for not doing it. That which is allotted, appointed, or assigned is more or less arbitrary; that which is awarded is the due requital of something the receiver has done, and he has right and claim to it; as, the medal was awarded for valor. Compare APPORTION.
Allot to a company for a purpose.
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appoint, name, nominate, constituteverb
create and charge with a task or function
"nominate a committee"
found, form, put up, list, identify, represent, be, bring up, mention, name, describe, advert, plant, put forward, comprise, establish, key out, propose, institute, diagnose, call, charge, discover, make up, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
"He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, institutionalise, agitate, rouse, name, consign, accuse, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, charge, load, bear down, commit, blame, charge up, nominate, excite, lodge, send, constitute
"a beautifully appointed house"
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I thought she was a perfect choice because she has had a wonderful career, she's a very public figure and she must have a lot of contacts that would be beneficial, i had no second thoughts when she came to the board and said, 'You need to appoint me.'.
To appoint Sigurður Ingi as Prime Minister is no solution.
It is the current law. I don't believe any case law is settled law, any future Supreme Court can change it. And ultimately, I will appoint Supreme Court justices that will interpret the Constitution as originally constructed.
I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibility to appoint a successor in due time and there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the Senate to give that person a fair hearing and timely vote.
I am proud to appoint both Julian and Francisco to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Health and Education Commission, respectively, huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city of hope for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, creed, or in this case, citizenship. Both these gentlemen have accomplished a great deal for the city.
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- назначавам, установявам, определям, оборудвам, предназначавам, предписвамBulgarian
- benennen, bestimmen, festlegen, ernennen, berufen, festsetzen, ausstatten, ausrüstenGerman
- designar, fijar, equipar, nombrar, determinarSpanish
- fixer, choisir, désigner, poser, nommer, attribuer, déterminerFrench
- addīcō, sciscoLatin
- bepalen, beschikken, vaststellen, benoemenDutch
- utse, utnämnaSwedish
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